23 theories of one second

(1988)

Published in Subterfuge issue of RAMPIKE, Vol. 6 No. 3, Toronto, 1988.

Resist politics, become all symbols
reintegrate your vision, become all light
resist products, become all things.
—David Life

OPEN YOUR MOUTH AND LET THE AIR OUT

WE KEEP HATE IN US, I WILL HATE ANYONE THAT NEEDS TO BE HATED

YOU ARE, THE BONDAGE THAT YOUR SELF NEGLECTS

TAKE CARE, OF THE NEEDS YOU DENY

BY THE PROCESS OF ELIMINATION ELIMINATE THE PROCESS

YOU ARE NOTHING, BECOME

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER, I DON’T KNOW YOU

PEOPLE ARE IMPORTANT, BUT THEY DON’T MATTER

CRUSH THOSE STEPS THAT ARE NOT TRUE

COMMIT MURDER ON ASYLUM MARRIED MAN AGED 43, THAT COULD BE YOU

FIGHT DEATH UNTIL DEATH PROVES TO BE A CONTRADICTION SO FAR

LIPSTICK ON ALL STATUES

HAVE THE STATURE TO MOURN, TO DIE IN YOUR OWN STATUE

WE TEACH WE THE IMAGE OF LOVE, SO WE GIVE IT AWAY

ALL PANIC IS NECESSARY, AND I NEED YOU

SPEAK THE UNSPEAKABLE, EXERCISE THE EXORCISM

YOU DON’T NEED QUESTIONS TO HAVE ANSWERS

EXPERIMENT WITH DIALOGUES ON ONE FOOT, TALK TO YOURSELF

ARRIVE AFTER YOU HAVE LEFT, IMPERSONATOR IMPERSONATING

WE QUICKEN THE FACE OF OUR ACTIONS, THEY BECOME WAR

TO SET FIRES ON A FLAT EARTH IS TO DESTROY YOUR ENEMIES

EVERY BOOK IS A FAILURE TO OPEN THE MOUTH

LET THE SUN SWALLOW THE PRISON

Share